ITE Journal - March 2020 - 24

Looking Back:
Transportation through the Decades
In celebration of ITE's 90th

1940s

anniversary, throughout
2020 ITE Journal will feature
a monthly snapshot of the
transportation industry by
decade, beginning with the
turn of the 20th century
through present day. These are
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the technologies, events, and
key players that transformed
transportation to bring us
where we are today.

Speed limits in Washington, DC, USA were lowered from 40 to 35 miles per hour to conserve gas
during World War II, 1942.

World War II - 1939-1945
The United States joined World War II in late 1941, putting critical transportation materials like
gasoline and rubber in short supply. With a ban on automobile manufacturing from 19421945, automakers became part of the war mobilization effort, making airplane engines, tanks,
trucks, munitions, and other war materials.

The National Interregional Highway
Committee - April 14, 1941
The National Interregional Highway Committee was
appointed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 14,
1941 to investigate the need for a limited system of national
interstate highways.1

Early ITE Publication: War Worker
Transportation - 1943
This 1943 report was prepared for the Institute of Traffic
Engineers by ITE pioneer Theodore M. Matson, Director,
Bureau for Street Traffic Research, Yale University.
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